Welcome to Main Line

An area of about 200 square miles, the Main Line in Philadelphia is another name for a collection of 16 western suburbs along Lancaster Avenue and the former mainline of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Known for its beautiful historic homes and communities that feel like quaint villages despite their proximity to Philadelphia, residents of Main Line enjoy a mix of big-city convenience and small-town tranquility.

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Spotlights of Main Line

Parks & Recreation

Residents of Wayne love its outdoor attractions and beautiful views. Fall in love with the town during its seasonal events, and soak in the scenery at Veterans Park and Encke Park. There’s also Valley Forge National Historic Park just outside of Wayne. For those wanting a true small-town feel, Malvern offers a relaxed pace of life in a rural atmosphere. It’s landmark park is the Battle of the Clouds Park, a multi-use park with plenty of sporting facilities.

Shopping & Festivals

You’ll find one of the finest shopping centers at the notable Suburban Square in Ardmore, along with a popular Restaurant Week and Farmers’ Market. When the sun sets, Ardmore earns the distinction of having the best suburban nightlife, while Devon’s new addition of the Devon Yard make it a destination. For a truly quaint tradition, residents of Main Line flock to the village center of Narbeth for the annual Charles Dickens Festival.

Jobs & Schools

One of the more affordable Main Line communities, Paoli has plenty of jobs due to Paoli Hospital, the region’s major employer. Radnor Township is one of the best places to raise kids due to hosting one of the top high schools in Pennsylvania, and Wynnewood also receives top marks for education. Full of young residents, Bryn Mawr is known for its hip culture and is home to Bryn Mawr College, the second most beautiful college in the US.

Main Line at a Glance

Getting Around

  • Downtown: 11.8 miles, 23 minutes
  • Airport: Philadelphia International Airport
  • Transit: US Route 30 following Lancaster Avenue, Schuylkill Expressway and the Blue Route; SEPTA operates the Norristown High Speed Line


  • Includes communities such as Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Gladwyne, Villanova, Radnor, and Ardmore
  • Median home values range from $500,000 to $1,500,000

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